Eye care 101: fine lines + dark circles

Eyes can show your age sooner than any other part of your body. The fine lines, sagging skin and dark circles are telltale signs that skin is losing elasticity and circulation is compromised. All the concealer in the world can’t help if you’re not addressing the foundational issue: skin aging.

Fine lines and dark circles won’t disappear on their own. Here’s how you can help turn back time and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin discoloration around your eyes.

What creates wrinkles around the eyes?

Aside from the natural aging process, wrinkles may be caused by the following reasons:

  • UV exposure from the sun and tanning beds
  • Smoking
  • Genetics
  • Rapid weight loss or gain
  • Sugar intake
  • Not removing makeup every night

What creates dark circles?

It’s most commonly believed dark under eye circles are caused by fatigue, however there are many other conditions that contribute to dark circles such as:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Genetics
  • Medications
  • Hay fever, Anemia, Liver problems
  • Allergies
  • Smoking
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Stress
  • Nasal congestion
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Dehydration
  • Hormones
  • Sun damage
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Sodium
  • Blood vessels, Poor circulation, Broken capillaries
  • Excess sugar

How to treat fine lines and dark circles

Look for an eye cream with hydrating agents like Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea and Chrysanthemum and Grape Seed Extract. These ingredients can help retain moisture around the eyes as well as help minimize the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.

We recommend Hylunia Intensive Repair Eye Cream. This specially-formulated treatment features eight peptides containing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents that work to repair delicate eye skin.

Keeping eyes looking as young as you feel is easier than you think, especially when you make it part of your every-day skin care routine.